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US losing leadership with calculating mind-set

Tillerson accusing China in Africa showed Washington's lack of self-confidence. Washington cannot compete with Beijing's ties to the continent. Trump's fuss about tariffs unveiled a diffident mind-set. The government is well aware that US products no longer excel. Now the country is lending people the impression that it is dredging for as much money as possible. This will do no good for its big business.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/12 22:43:40

Quake reconstruction hindered by Japan's political system

Granted, what happened in Tohoku was not only an earthquake, but a compound disaster with a combination of earthquakes, tsunamis and nuclear accidents. But more importantly, it was Japan's system that hindered its efficiency of recovery.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/11 21:23:40

Tillerson should reflect on US relations with Africa

Despite its previous glories, Washington is not the rule-maker anymore and has no right to decide the developmental mode of other players. Washington should instead try out a few reforms and enhance its global competitiveness. After all, the US likes to think of itself as a can-do, confident nation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/8 22:53:41

Shunning Dalai Lama helps heal Sino-Indian relations

This year China and India will see a series of high-level meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi expected to visit China later this year. To play down the Tibetan separatists' celebrations and stop playing the Tibet card is a welcome step by New Delhi. It is hoped this approach can continue.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/7 22:03:39

USS Carl Vinson's Vietnam visit will be to little avail

The US is free to send warships to the South China Sea, which will only waste money. China is much less interested in the USS Carl Vinson's Vietnam visit than American and Vietnamese nationalists.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/6 22:53:41

Stop judging China with US political correctness

Like the Nobel Prize, the Oscars are losing their public credibility and more often trigger controversy. If someone insists that Chinese films and the Oscars are drifting apart, that is because the Oscars are supporting a climate that grows increasingly hostile to China, not the other way around.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/5 22:58:40

Efforts needed to make teaching an attractive job in China

Chen's commitment reflects the government's determination to reinvigorate the nation through education. This is a good political start for China's educational development in the new era, but more efforts should be put into the implementation of these policies to make teaching an admirable job for the new generation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/4 23:08:39

Musk tweets arouse Sino-US system efficiency debate

Musk's comments actually bring out the essential issue of China-US competition. Many people have not realized that the two major powers are competing in terms of efficiency and fairness.
Source: Global Times | 2018/3/1 22:53:40

Sino-US ties more uncertain as Trump plans for reelection

The US presidential election tests not only Sino-US relations, but also the US political system. Who would trust a political system whose politicians keep on creating distractions?
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/28 23:53:40

Beijing won't follow Washington's footsteps in politics

The West has much homework and contemplation to be getting on with, as it clearly considers China important. In the future China will surely give more political surprises to the West and make it ever clearer that Beijing is never a follower of Washington.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/27 22:43:40

Turnbull changes tone on China, but for how long?

Is Turnbull's China policy experiencing a U-turn in only two months?
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/26 23:08:40

Oxfam scandal calls for strict supervision of aid organizations

The scandal has aroused widespread distrust and rage, but more importantly it put the entire charity industry in the limelight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/25 23:02:01

China can offer lessons to US in protecting human rights

If the US does not control its guns, problems caused by firearms in the foreseeable future will continue plaguing US society.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/22 22:43:40

Investment from multiple sources good for Pakistan

Reports that Pakistan turned down investments from third countries under China's pressure is empty rhetoric.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/21 22:58:39

Trump's infrastructure plan offers road to nowhere

Washington's ability to mobilize resources has never been more constrained than it is now. The prospects for Trump's infrastructure plan are gloomy.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/13 22:33:40

Unauthorized military intervention in Malé must be stopped

If India one-sidedly sends troops to the Maldives, China will take action to stop New Delhi.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/12 23:18:39

Why did Lobsang Sangay meet local protests in South Africa?

With China growing stronger, its policies and principles will gain more support and its determination to defend the one-China policy will win more respect in the future. The Western elites and media should correctly understand the deepening interaction between China and the world.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/11 22:56:02

Bishop states truth about China's religious freedom

Sorondo's statements directly contradict Western misunderstandings of China.
Source: Global Times | 2018/2/8 23:43:41